Friday, May 29, 2009


Upma is a quick and easy Indian breakfast dish. Here I am providing a recipe for vegetable upma.

1 Cup Sooji or Upma rava
3 Cups water
3 Teaspoon Yogurt (optional)
salt to taste
2 Slit Green Chilies
1 Teaspoon Urad Dal
2-3 Curry Leaves
1/4 Cup Chopped Mixed Vegetables (e.g. Carrots, Green Beans, Peas etc)
1 Small Onion, Finely Chopped
1 Teaspoon Oil
1/4th Teaspoon Mustard Seeds

Dry roast the sooji (or rava) until lightly golden brown. Instead of roasting it in a tawa (pan), I usually spread it on a flat plate and roast in the oven at 170 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
While its getting roasted in the oven, heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they start to crackle, add the curry leaves, urad dal and slit green chilies. Cook for a few minutes, then add the onion and cook till it turns transparent.
If you are using yogurt, then combine the yogurt and 3 cups of water and churn thoroughly then add to the pan. Then add salt. If you are not using yogurt, then directly add water to the pan. Bring to a boil, let the vegetables get cooked completely. Lower the flame and slowly add the rava to the boiling water. While adding rava, make sure to keep on stirring in order to eliminate lump formation. Mix thoroughly to combine. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with hot tea.

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